This isn’t the NBA, you can find with regularity impact players throughout the first, particularly in the top 15-20.It wouldn’t shock me to see them lose one of Tennessee or Miami. They have consistently sucked playing down in Miami. I think 5-12 is also in play as well. Sign me up for a top 10 pick at this point because I would rather have that than go 7-10 or 8-9 and be stuck in mediocrity with a mid first round pick.
And if they go 5-12 with disappointing performances/development from key young players they need to progress, as opposed to a scenario where they go 7-10 and get advancement from younger players that is likely the reason they win a few more games, then that’s not worth 5-6 draft slots. This isn’t the Process, here.